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We study, using numerical simulation, the intrinsic parameter fluctuations in sub 10 nm gate length double gate MOSFETs introduced by discreteness of charge and atomicity of matter. The employed "atomistic" drift-diffusion simulation approach includes quantum corrections based on the density gradient formalism. The quantum confinement and source-to-drain tunnelling effects are carefully calibrated in respect of self-consistent Poisson-Schrodinger and nonequilibrium Green's function simulations. Various sources of intrinsic parameter fluctuations, including random discrete dopants in the source/drain regions, single dopant or charged defect state in the channel region and gate line edge roughness, are studied in detail.
Date of Publication: Dec 2002